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Bringing you the top 10 most-read storied by ThePrint in August:

These images show Pakistan is planning something sinister after India’s Article 370 move

After India’s Article 370 move, senior fellow at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies Abhijit Iyer-Mitra used satellite-based open-source intelligence (OSINT) to predict that Pakistan was planning something sinister in retaliation. The potential of a response, Iyer-Mitra writes, is “in order to relieve the domestic political humiliation that the Pakistani army and its ‘selected’ prime minister are facing.”

7 politicians with corruption charges CBI and ED won’t raid

As former Union minister P. Chidambaram faces arrest for alleged corruption in the INX Media case, Shivam Vij takes you through a list of 7 politicians with corruption charges that the CBI and ED won’t raid. “The Modi government’s selective pursuit of justice against corruption is a witch-hunt,” he writes.

Kashmir Banega Pakistan: A dream sold to brainwash us since childhood now lies in tatters

In her provocative new series for ThePrint titled #LettersFromPakistan, freelance Pakistani journalist Naila Inayat argues that even thirty years on, Pakistan’s Kashmir policy has borne no fruits for regular Pakistanis, other than polarising society and instilling hate against India.

No debate, no discussion, no dissent, and the Constitution is changed

“It was a midnight coup at 11 am,” is how Shivam Vij describes the fateful day of August 5, when Home Minister Amit Shah introduced a bill repealing the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir. Terming the Modi government’s move as undemocratic, in this widely-shared opinion, Vij tells us why we should be “very afraid.”

10 crashes, 11 aircraft lost, 22 killed — the year of Balakot has been a bloody one for IAF

ThePrint’s senior associate editor Snehesh Alex Philip reports on what has been one of the bloodiest years for the Indian Air Force — with 22 personnel losing their life in as many as 10 crashes involving 11 aircraft.

Reviled as daughter-killer, Indrani Mukerjea is now a stick to beat the Chidambarams with

Indrani Mukerjea is a survivor and her allegations against the Chidambarams may well be a part of her strategy to save herself or reduce her sentence, writes Kaveree Bamzai.

Chidambaram arrested by CBI from Delhi home in INX Media case

P. Chidambaram’s arrest in the INX media case and the subsequent drama that unfolded dominated media headlines for over a week. Read this August 22 report for a quick summary of how the saga began.

To help Hindi UPSC aspirants, RSS wants to scrap aptitude test & change interview system

ThePrint’s Kritika Sharma and Sanya Dhingra report that the RSS has urged the Modi government to do away with the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) and replace the interview with a psychological test, so that those who write the exam in Hindi are not at a disadvantage.

8 pieces of clinching evidence that show how IAF’s Abhinandan shot down a Pakistani F-16

Between electromagnetic emissions, radio intercepts & eyewitness accounts, aviation writer & veteran IAF fighter pilot Sameer Joshi takes us through the 8 undeniable signs that IAF Abhinandhan shot down a Pakistani F-16 in the Balakot skirmish.

On Article 370, India hasn’t violated any international treaty. That’s why world won’t react

Expect furious media reactions on Article 370 being repealed, Abhijit Iyer-Mitra tells readers, “but as far as foreign governments go, all you will get is indifference or silence, and silence is acquiescence.”

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